Applications are now being accepted for the 10th Annual Perfumery and Cosmetics Awards in Russia. The awards are hosted by the Perfumery and Cosmetics Association under the Government of Moscow and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia. In the past ten years, the categories for the awards have increased from 5 to 18. Additionally, the number of contestants have exceeded 100. According to the Cosmetics in Russia newsletter, the goal of the awards is to promote domestic perfumery and cosmetics and to educate Russian customers on how to choose the best products. The awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on October 26, 2006 at the Crokus Expo International Exhibition Centre in Moscow.